Receive a morning pickup from your Barcelona hotel, driving 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of the city to Tarragona, where you’ll a enjoy a combination city sightseeing tour and Roman history lesson.
Pay a visit to the impressive 'Aqüeducte de les Ferreres,' a marvel of Roman engineering that spans more than 700 feet (217 meters) and stands 20 feet (26 meters) tall. The structure is a testament not only to the durability of Roman construction methods, but to the cleverness of their designs. Continue on a city walking tour, offering an opportunity to spot the remnants of Roman city planning that lie hidden in plain view. You’ll pass by ancient Roman walls and visit Tarragona’s well-preserved ‘circus,’ both of which are partially obscured by new buildings from the 19th century. Even a few traces of Tarragona’s one-time Roman forum are still visible in the city center.
Finish your Roman-themed trip to Tarragona at the city’s famous Roman Amphitheater. First built in the 2nd century, this public performance venue witnessed numerous bloody contests between Roman gladiators over its lifetime. The stadium also offers striking views of the Mediterranean thanks to its convenient location near the coast. Following your trip to the Amphitheater you’ll return back to Barcelona for a drop-off at your hotel.